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IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW REWARD BOOKINGS WORK BEFORE YOU TRANSACT.

1.   Marriott certificates can be used for any reservation that can be booked with points. To search for reward availability simply go to marriott.com and check the box to search "using points".
Marriott hotels are divided into categories. (Cheapest being category one)

What room types can you book?
You can book any STANDARD room that's available at marriott.com using reward points with no cap on the number of points. (standard room means it not an upgraded room. Every hotel lists their rooms differently, In some hotels, the standard room may even include suites)
To check, go to marriott.com and search for rooms. Make sure to check the option "Use Points/Certificates".

If it says:
Redemption - You can book that room no matter how many points it is
Redemption with Cash Upgrade - You can book however, the cert will cover the basic portion you will need to pay the additional cash upgrade fee.
Redemption with Points Upgrade - You cannot book using a certificate

2.   There are a few different types of certificates. Seven/five night certificates are the hotel portion of "Marriott travel packages" that the owner does not want or need anymore (google Marriott packages to learn more about them). Individuals many times buy these packages just to receive the airline miles and donít end up using the hotel portion of the package. There are also single night certs given to account holders for holding a Marriott brand credit card

3.   A 7/5night-night certificate must be used for 7 consecutive nights. The reservation cannot be split up.

4.   In order to hold the room, you need a credit card. Your card will be kept for incidentals and you won't be charged for the room.

5.   MUST be booked BOOK 30 Days in Advance. THIS IS A TECHNICAL GLITCH WHICH MARRIOTT CLAIMS TO BE FIXING, HOWEVER, ITS MORE THAN A YEAR THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE. In order to book with a certificate, reps must create the reservation as a points advance and then attach the cert. Marriott recently made a new rule that reservations made within 30 days arenít eligible for points advance. If the account, you are booking with has enough points to cover the reservation you can book it as regular points and have the rep detach the points and attach the certificate.

6.   Travel package certs must be booked over the phone. Single night certs can be booked online

7.   The certificate sits on the account holders account and the elite night credits are officially credited to them. There is no way to transfer those stays to your account.

8.   If you are the traveler do not call Marriott reservations. This reservation is in someone else's account and calling may result in his/her account getting audited and the reservation canceled.

9.   The certificate covers the cost of the reservation including tax but does NOT include any resort fees, parking, and incidentals (for example food charged to the room)

10.   It's not possible to entirely remove the certificate owner from the reservation but your name is added as a secondary guest and a special code is added (M8 code) to inform the hotel that this reservation is in fact gifted to you. The hotels are very much aware of this.

You should be able to check-in as you would to a regular reservation with your own ID. You will need to provide a credit card to cover any incidentals, resort fees, and parking fees if there are any.

11.   You cannot add your Marriott account number to the reservation and generally, the hotel will go by the status on our account (which may be silver or gold at the time of check-in) however, it depends very much on the front desk rep at the time of check-in


See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by David61 on July 12, 2020, 11:44:57 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1620 on: January 30, 2018, 01:18:14 PM »
@leeboy thanks for another smooth transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1621 on: January 30, 2018, 02:12:06 PM »
Any 2 nights or 2 certs cat 7 for sale ?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1622 on: January 31, 2018, 02:19:52 PM »
Selling 7 night Marriott certificates (add an additional $25 if I book it)

cat 1-5 - $375
Cat 6 - $595
Cat 7 - $815
Cat 8 - $1,035
Cat 9 - $1,225
Tier 1-3 - $1,475
Tier 4-5 - $2,355
For those that don't know how certificates work.

1. In order to hold the room you need a credit card. Your card will be kept for incidentals and you won't be charged for the room.

2. The reservation will be booked under your name as the primary guest (and not just secondary guest)

3. Gold or plat benefits depend heavily on the hotel. At check in you may or may not get an upgrade.

4. The certificates cannot be split up. You must use the whole certificate (seven nights) for one reservation.

5. If you book many rooms I am happy to give you a discount however the certificates are not free. Please don't lowball me offers.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1623 on: January 31, 2018, 05:14:07 PM »
Selling 1 night Cat 1-5 from Silver account for $85. Expires 2/16/2018

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1624 on: February 01, 2018, 12:49:01 AM »
Selling 1 night cat 1-5 from silver / Expires Oct-4 / $80
Selling 1 night cat 1-5 from platinum / Expires May-2 / $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1625 on: February 01, 2018, 06:02:47 PM »
New b question. If I need 2 rooms for 3 nights can I split one cert?

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« Reply #1626 on: February 01, 2018, 06:04:30 PM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1627 on: February 01, 2018, 06:05:22 PM »
New b question. If I need 2 rooms for 3 nights can I split one cert?
read my post above... we should get a wiki

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read my post above... we should get a wiki
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1629 on: February 01, 2018, 06:24:10 PM »
Does there need to be award nights available or just any old revenue nights?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1630 on: February 01, 2018, 06:35:02 PM »
Does there need to be award nights available or just any old revenue nights?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1631 on: February 02, 2018, 02:07:26 PM »
Selling
2 nights in same account, category 1-5 certificates for $200
ex. 02/28/18
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1632 on: February 02, 2018, 02:20:58 PM »
Selling one night cat. 1-5 platinum account. $100 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1633 on: February 03, 2018, 10:44:09 PM »
Hi im looking to buy a mariott 7 night certificate tier 5 willing to pay $1650

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1634 on: February 04, 2018, 04:07:49 PM »
Hi im looking to buy a mariott 7 night certificate tier 5 willing to pay $1650


Just as an FYI


What you are looking for costs either 540K marriott points

or 270k marriott points plus a 7 night category 5 cert